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Adopting Open Textbooks in the UK

Javiera Atenas - March 27, 2018 in communication, featured, guestpost, oer, OpenTextbooks


By Beatriz de los Arcos

In March of 2017 the Open Education Research (OER) Hub received a small grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to assess whether current US models of open textbook adoption would translate to the …

Illuminating the global OER community with data

Javiera Atenas - January 29, 2018 in communication, data, featured, guestpost, oer, world

This is the first post of a serie of notes shared by the members of the Open Education Working Group Advisory Board. In this post, Jan Neumann (@trugwaldsaenger ‏) shares the latest news of the OER World Map project

Educators ask for a better copyright

Javiera Atenas - January 16, 2018 in communication, copyright, featured, oer

Today we, the OEWG, publish a joint letter initiated by Communia Association for the Public Domain that urgently requests to improve the education exception in the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive). The

OpenEdu Policies reports – JRC Research Centre

Javiera Atenas - January 15, 2018 in communication, featured, oer, Open Policies

By Paul Bacsich   Co-coordinator and policy lead  of the Open Education Working Group

Hot off the press: OpenEdu Policies reports . These reports are the final outcome of one and a half intense years of research into open education …

Support the Petition for a Mediterranean Erasmus Generation & the Manifesto for a new Mediterranean of knowledge

Javiera Atenas - January 8, 2018 in communication, developing-world, featured

Dear Open Education Fellows

UNIMED has launched its Petition for a Mediterranean Erasmus Generation. Your support, both as individuals and as institutions, is of crucial importance.

The Petition, which you can read and endorsed here, is aimed at

Webinar on Open Education and Open Science: a summary

Annalisa Manca - April 18, 2017 in communication, events, oer, open science

This is a summary of a recent Webinar in which Guido Scherp, the Coordinator of “Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0” (LRA) and Lorna Campbell, one of our Advisory Board members and expert in open education, answered

Open Science Conference 2017: a Webinar with Lorna Campbell & Guido Scherp

Annalisa Manca - April 6, 2017 in communication, events, featured, oer, open science

What do Open Science and Open Education have in common? Why is it important to speak about Open Education and Open Science? What do us Open Educators need to learn from Open Scientists and vice versa? Do we need to

The Open University of Brazil goes open

Javiera Atenas - September 29, 2016 in communication, featured, guestpost, oer

In this post (reposted from Edaberta), Tel Amiel tell us about the new OER repository from the Open University of Brazil.

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest, near Manaus, by Neil Palmer [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest, near Manaus, by Neil Palmer [CC BY-SA 2.0]

The Open University of Brazil …

New © reform proposal: we need to get a better copyright for education

Javiera Atenas - September 23, 2016 in communication, featured, oer

In this new post, Lisette Kalshoven presents an interesting overview on the current issues of the copyright reform.

 

Open Education and copyright reform advocates are in this together: we both aim to give educators the flexibility to improve on

An Overview of Open Education Policy and Practice in Scotland

Javiera Atenas - September 21, 2016 in communication, featured, oer, world

This post, has been written by Lorna M. Campbell, OER Liaison – Open Scotland, University of Scotland, and presents  an overview of current open education initiatives in Scotland. This report, which is based on a paper presented at the …